Preston St Peter, Lancashire Genealogy
Preston St Peter, St Peter's Square was created a district chapel in 1826 from, and lying within the boundaries of Preston St John, Lancashire Ancient Parish.
The church was declared redundant and is now used as the Arts centre for the surrounding University of Central Lancashire campus.
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
An extremely useful resource for research in Lancashire Parishes http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/
Church of England
Preston St Peter chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Preston St John to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk project|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|PRESTON ST PETER Chapelry (1862) Indexes|
|PRESTON ST JOHN PARISH (1609) Indexes (ancient parish containing PRESTON ST PETER Chapelry)|
|FS||1611-1635, 1732, 1767-1792, 1795-1900||1611-1631, 1654-1704, 1729-1906||1731-1732, 1763-1792, 1795-1946|
|LOPC||1753-1770, 1776-1825, 1828-1861, 1863-1932||1611-1635, 1726-1839, 1841-1847, 1868-1902||1753-1770, 1775-1792, 1795-1827, 1858-1861, 1864-1872|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Preston St Peter and comprising the whole ancient parish of Preston St John to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESTON ST JOHN PARISH page.
Parish registers of St Peter's Preston
Microfilm of original records at the Lancashire Record Office, Preston.
Lancashire Record Office no. : PR 2951/1/14, 8, 13-14, 21; 2951/2/; 3291/1/1-2
Baptisms, 1862-1900; marriages, 1900; banns, 1864-1900; requests for banns, 1864-1886; vestry book, 1898-1900. FHL BRITISH Film 1471022 Items 4-12
Marriages, 1864-1900. FHL BRITISH Film 1796146 Items 7 - 8
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
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